Minister of Environment and Water of the Republic of Bulgaria
Julian Popov is senior adviser to the European Climate Foundation, chairman of the Institute for Building Efficiency in Europe and former caretaker Minister of the Environment of Bulgaria. He was a goodwill ambassador of Bulgaria for energy and climate policy and an adviser on energy security to the President of Bulgaria. Julian is a member of the European Council on External Relations, the Climate KIC Advisory Board, and the governing boards of several other energy and climate related organizations. He is one of the founders and current member of the Board of Trustees of the New Bulgarian University and co-founder of the Tunisian School of Politics.
Julian has been ranked twice by EurActiv as one of the 40 most influential voices in the field of European energy policies. His articles on climate and energy policy have been published by the Financial Times, Project Syndicate, NS Energy Monitor, The Independent, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, EurActive and others. He is the author of two books and co-author of the books The European Supergrid and Energy and Climate Diplomacy.
After the early parliamentary elections, on June 6, 2023, he was appointed Minister of Environment and Water in the office of Acad. Nikolay Denkov.